Cell-cell interactions during the formation and reactivation of “nonculturable” mycobacteria

@article{Salina2006CellcellID,
  title={Cell-cell interactions during the formation and reactivation of “nonculturable” mycobacteria},
  author={E. Salina and G. Vostroknutova and M. Shleeva and A. Kaprelyants},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={75},
  pages={432-437}
}
To date, the possible existence of “nonculturable” (NC) but potentially viable forms has been shown for some bacteria. NC mycobacteria have attracted particular interest due to the assumption that the latent form of tuberculosis is associated with the conversion of its causative agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, into the NC state. A number of approaches have been developed to obtain NC forms of mycobacteria, but the mechanisms of transition into or from this state have been insufficiently… Expand
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